外文标题：Tata Motors & China's Chery Automobile in talks to explore possible tie-ups
MUMBAI: Tata Motors and Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile are holding talks to explore possible tie-ups, which may include sharing of vehicle platforms, getting access to the market in China for Tata Motors and even helping Chery to enter India, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Talks with Chery have been going on for the past couple of years, people close to Tata Motors said.
When the Indian automaker was working on its 2020 strategy about 12-18 months back, it had considered buying some of Chery's platforms, they said. Chinese newspaper Nanfang Daily has reported that Chery was in talks to sell the platforms of its QQ, A1 and M1 micro sedans and the A3 compact car to Tata Motors to raise capital and ease its debt burden.
"It is a very broad-ranging talk right now, with nothing specifically defined as yet," said a person close to Tata Motors.
"Teams have been visiting, but there is no direction yet as synergistic benefits are minimal," another person with knowledge of development at Tata Motors said. Chery did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment. A Tata Motors spokeswoman said "as a part of our continued explorations in key markets, we continue to have discussions for potential opportunities for collaboration with many players including those in China."
Tata Motors already has a tie-up with Chery through its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unit. The UK-based luxury-vehicle unit of Tata Motors last year got the approval from Chinese authorities to set up a joint venture with Chery.
Bharath Selvan Sukumaran (Chennai)
TATA Motors can buy Cherry (Like JLR) and turn it around. Because of JLR, TML has improved its quality drastically.
Sagar Singh (Durban, South Africa)
Cherry is doing fair business in South Africa they offer some cheap & reliable cars & SUV as well.
COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
will grab small car segment
Sandip Kumar (Australia)
India should never allow a Chinese car in the domestic market.
Aayush Baranwal (Kharagpur)
bringing cherry wont be a good idea..
Subramaniam Balaraman (USA)
Tata has to improve the interior and exterior finish of the cars produced by them to compete with Japanese and Korean make cars . Bringing the Chinese cars to India is not going to improve the image of Tatas. The strength of Tata cars is the indigenous route and the Price of has to be low if they want volume to increase . Nano cannot compete with other small cars if the price is equal to or very close to them .
Chinese car would not stand in front of technologically superior Japanese & even Korean cars in Indian market.Therefore Tata should try do do it herself & fast as the company is on verge of extinction in her domestic market?
Ban diesel Cars in India,save the environment..May just allow Diesel cars for commercial/Taxi segment only..
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Now china going to capture our car market?
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Tamo has to do fast to arrest their decline in India.
This would be one more wrong step by TATA. People will not have confidence on Chinese products. So tata motors brand image will get impacted if it comes up with chinese products.
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I dont think Chery is a good choice fr Tata.........
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CS Singh (Pune)
Hope the quality will not like of Made in China type.
Shyamal Chatterjee (Bharat)
Hopefully Tata Motors will be able to bring in more diverse and affordable models for the Indian middle class population.
Wishing Tata Motors bring in a good hybrid vehicle for the country. It is long over due.
Tata with Chery.... :P
KARAN KUMAR (Chandigarh)
Please no Chinese parts. Whosoever is suggesting this move must not be Indian.
COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
tata motor will shine
May be good for Tata Motors..